The 7 Best Price Guns

Updated June 23, 2017 by Ezra Glenn

7 Best Price Guns
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We spent 18 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top picks for this wiki. If your business does not have or need an electronic point of sale system that reads bar codes, you'll probably be familiar with these price guns. Some are not just for price tags, but are also good for printing expiration dates, on-sale percentages, and more, and will label anything you need significantly faster than hand marking. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best price gun on Amazon.

7. Super Z Outlet MX5500 EOS

The Super Z Outlet MX5500 EOS can print up to eight characters, so it is capable of pricing items worth up to $999.99, or even higher if you don't need to include a dollar sign. It accepts universal labels and comes with an extra ink cartridge.
  • large trigger for quick firing
  • extremely low priced
  • output is a bit inconsistent
Brand Super Z Outlet
Model SZ208
Weight 12.8 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

6. DayMark SpeedyMark Express 10

The DayMark SpeedyMark Express 10 offers a great deal of versatility, as it can be loaded with up to 1,000 permanent, removable, dissolvable, or freezer-safe labels. No matter what type of point-of-sale business you run, this machine will help you get the job done.
  • prints one line of information
  • replaceable printing wheel
  • can be difficult to load
Brand DayMark Safety Systems
Model IT111163
Weight 14.4 ounces
Rating 4.2 / 5.0

5. Motex AM1000 Pricemarker

The Motex AM1000 Pricemarker prints up to six characters and is favored in scores of retail chains. It's ready to be used right out of the box, as it comes preloaded with ink, but be warned that its special character selection is fairly limited.
  • accepts monarch 1110 labels and ink
  • prints clean and crisp characters
  • plastic casing is prone to cracking
Brand Motex
Model AM1000
Weight 11.2 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

4. Kenco Premium 18 Kit

The Kenco Premium 18 Kit is easy to use and provides consistent results, so you rarely have to worry about unreadable or misprinted labels. It has a large ergonomic handle and trigger and loads in a snap, so having to switch rolls is nothing to fret about.
  • includes 8000 labels
  • comes with a label scraper
  • backed by a 1-year warranty
Brand Kenco
Weight 1.8 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

3. Monarch Pricemarker 1131

Pricing items is a breeze with the Monarch Pricemarker 1131 thanks to its easy drop-in loading design, its ability to hold up to 2,500 labels per roll, and its crisp, readable print. Each unit is drop-tested for durability and comes preloaded and ready to use.
  • automatic self-alignment
  • good range of special characters
  • acrylic casing won't crack
Brand Monarch
Model 925072
Weight 1.2 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

2. Towa GS275

The Towa GS275 prints one line of text with up to six characters and has a rugged steel frame made specifically for applications where a high volume of daily use is expected. This is a no-frills tool that is all about function.
  • spring-loaded trigger
  • reliable japanese construction
  • large digit adjustment dial
Brand Towa
Model GS275
Weight 15.2 ounces
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

1. Garvey 1910

The Garvey 1910 has a durable ABS plastic casing that stands up to daily use, and a quick pop-out holster that lets you change your ink or sticker roll and get back to work without missing a beat. It creates reliably crisp print that stands out on any label color.
  • smooth jam-resistant operation
  • weighs less than a pound
  • can be used to print date stickers
Model 1910-6/I1910-06001
Weight 13.6 ounces
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

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Last updated on June 23, 2017 by Ezra Glenn

Ezra is a writer, photographer, creative producer, designer, and record label-operator from New York City. He's traveled around the world and ended up back where he started, though he's constantly threatening to leave again.

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